It's Settled: The Ametros Podcast

It's Settled: The Ametros Podcast

What happens after a serious injury? Who do you turn to? Hear the authentic and inspirational stories of those injured at work or in an accident, their loved ones, and industry professionals. Our guests discuss their experiences living with a life-changing injury or their professional initiatives working towards making a difference within the insurance industry. Hosted by Shawn Deane, General Counsel for Ametros.

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August 4, 2022 54 min

Recovery is an important part of returning to work after a serious work injury. The ideal outcome for a workers' compensation claim is to help an individual fully recover from their injury and help them safely return to work. But what is involved with facilitating that healing process and recovery? Both physical and mental recovery is involved for an individual to fully return to work and have the confidence to perform again in...

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Jason Schechterle's career choice as a patrol officer had serious risks, but he never thought he’d experience what occurred to him one night in 2001. Jason took an emergency call that would forever change his life. While he was on his way trying to clear an intersection, a taxi cab travelling over 100mph crashed into the rear of his patrol car. Upon impact, his car burst into flames while he was still trapped inside causing sev...

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With millions of U.S. workplace injuries and illnesses reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) each year, there is no doubt workplace injuries are common. However, the average employee is not prepared for an injury and they often feel vulnerable navigating the work comp system. Practicing empathy and clearly breaking down what’s needed to support injured individuals to receive all the benefits they are entitled to after a ...

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How did work comp become such a misunderstood system and underrated career? When its sole purpose is to help those who are injured after a workplace accident, why do we find ourselves overcoming many of the negative stigmas surrounding this system today? Even one of the most famous modern-day cartoons, SpongeBob, aired an episode where an injured worker leverages a workplace accident as an opportunity to ‘blackmail’ the employer (T...

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Imagine landing the career of your dreams, but then having it catastrophically change your life. Dave Repsher, an Ametros Member, landed a career as a flight nurse and it was everything he had dreamt it would be.  But one day during a public relations event, as Dave was sitting in the rear seat of a Flight for Life helicopter, he suffered from a catastrophic collision that left him disfigured and with burns over 90% of his body. 

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How can individuals manage their pain without being prescribed opioids? What role do our brains play with pain management? For this episode, Mark Pew, also known as the RxProfessor, speaks to improving wellness in workers’ compensation. 

Mark shares how his unique professional background in software and programming paved the way for his calling as a passionate educator and agent of positive change. He discusses the effectiveness of ...

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Goals are important. They help us set our sights on what's next and make sure that we're not letting anything stop or distract from our achievements. When we set a goal, there’s a process we take to prioritize and work towards it. We ask ourselves questions like, ‘is this a long-term or short-term goal? Is it realistic? What steps are needed to accomplish it?’ These are all things we consider assuming we are healthy and phy...

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It's no secret that our health is integral to everything we do. Whether our health goals include weight loss, posture improvement, or healing from an injury, the basic principles of staying healthy and healing are the same for everyone. However, professional athletes prioritize health to perform at the top level, with their career being dependent on it. What can we learn from the daily habits of professional athletes to be the ...

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How does working in a nuclear unit in the military have profound impacts on human connection? Clarence Easterday (Former US Army Field Artillery Officer) is a prominent leader in the risk management and trucking sector and his unit was one of many tasked with protecting America. As someone who has had experience working on military missions, he draws parallels between how his experience impacts his ability to make real connections ...

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Is fear holding you back from moving forward with something new and unknown? Wondering if it's time to take on a new project or jump ahead in a workers' comp career? Sometimes we all need a little clarity. After years of working in MSP compliance and being known as one of the foremost experts in the country, Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq. shares her story about what motivated her to start her own firm specializing in deli...

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As a parent, you want nothing more than to see your children grow up to become happy, healthy, and successful people. But what if life has different plans, and you get a call that forever changes the course of your life? In ­­­2013, Colleen Murphy received news no mother wants to hear—her daughter Lauren, now an Ametros member, suffered a severe brain injury after a tragic accident. The accident left her with a small chance for sur...

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What strategies do successful insurance leaders implement? How can insurance leaders push the current boundaries of the industry to improve settlement outcomes? One way is to empower employees to think out-of-the-box at the desk level. Hear from Dr. Claire C. Muselman on what organizations can do to develop an effective care advocacy model - including increased focus on patient outcomes after settlement. She shares how to apply pra...

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Jim Jones, an Ametros member, father, and loving husband to his wife Monica, shares how his life-changing work injury impacts both their daily lives. Jim's story is not just about himself, but also his family, friends, and support system that have been involved in his care after settlement. In this interview, Jim and Monica share what has helped them persevere in tough times to give hope to others facing similar circumstances.

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Shawn Deane, General Counsel of Ametros, launches our new podcast, touching upon its inspiration and the common threads of humanity and empathy that connect all of our guests. Our podcast is told through compelling interviews of those injured at work or in an accident, their loved ones, as well as the insurance professionals who serve them. Follow our podcast so you don't miss our first episode dropping in July!

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